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Hallmark's "Sweet Autumn" Best 2020 Fall Harvest Premiere

Starring:  Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker

Released:  2020

Summary:  A woman decides to split her candy shop between her niece and a maple farmer, and after seeing letters that she left, they start to understand her reasoning.

Image:  Crown Media

Sweet Autumn a Big Hit With Hallmark Fans

Pairing Hallmark A-listers, like Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker, is guaranteed to result in a movie that will delight the fan base. This power couple delivered and brought Hallmarkies the best Fall Harvest movie for 2020.

A close second is Country at Heartfollowed by My Best Friend's Bouquet.  The other two Fall Harvest premieres, Follow Me to Daisy Hills and Falling for Look Lodge don't even earn honorable mentions on our list.  

Matchmaking From the Grave

How fitting that Aunt Dee loved the special owl poem that read:
A wise old owl
lived in an oak,
the more he saw
the less he spoke.
The less he spoke,
the more he heard.
Now wasn't he
a wise old bird.
Aunt Dee was a wise bird, too.  She knew just how to bring Maggie and Dex together, knowing they would be a perfect match.

Weren't the letters Aunt Dee left sweet?

If you've ever lost someone close to your heart, you wish you could hear their voice one last time.  Maggie and Dex get to have that.  Aunt Dee was her spunky self in the video she did for her will reading--accurately and humorously predicting how each person in attendance was reacting. Plus, her daily letters to each of them provided the nuggets of wisdom, encouragement, and guidance they needed for this new chapter of their lives.

Even Aunt Dee's candy wrappers are filled with positive messaging.  That's the kind of person we should all strive to be--the kind who speaks life and hope into the people we meet. 

Fabulous Chemistry

Sweet Autumn is the third movie DeLoach and Walker have starred in together.  You can also find them in A Dream of Christmas and The Perfect Catch.  

Sometimes two people click, and sometimes they don't.  DeLoach and Walker had an immediate connection, so much so that they have befriended each other's spouses!  You can read all about it HERE in the exclusive interview they did with People.  

If you're tired of waiting until the last minute for the kiss, you didn't have to with this movie!  There was P.D.A. and a kiss much sooner, plus the closing kiss SIZZLED!  I got a little weak in the knees on that one!  How about you?

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Closed Book People

Maggie is adventurous and an open book.  Dex is more of an enigma.  

Have you ever met someone you want to know better, but their emotional walls prevent you from getting close to them?

In Dex's case, he's been hurt.  When we make ourselves vulnerable to others, there's always an emotional risk.  It's a risk worth taking because the alternative is to shut everyone out and then end up alone.

Image:  Crown Media

Interesting Lessons on Maple Syrup

Who doesn't love maple syrup?  This movie provides us with some fun facts about the process.

  • You should always tap the south side of the maple tree because it gets warmed by the sun first and will get the sap flowing earlier.
  • It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup (no wonder the real kind is so expensive!).
  • Legend has it the Iriquois observed squirrels eating sap and gave it a try.
  • You can make maple taffy by pouring boiling maple syrup onto a clean bed of ice.
  • Maple syrup is healthy?  In its pure form, it is free of artificial additives and sweeteners and contains up to 24 different antioxidants (I added that last part!).
We can be entertained AND learn something?  Win-win!

What Do You Love Most About Sweet Autumn?

If you are one of the fans who think Sweet Autumn is the best Hallmark 2020 Fall Harvest release, share why it's your favorite by participating in the poll below! 

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